Bridgewater, VA

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2022 Population
6,575
7.93% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.1
0.619% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.52%
3.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,051
7.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$333,500
19.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,154
7.94% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bridgewater, VA had a population of 6.58k people with a median age of 32.1 and a median household income of $72,051. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bridgewater, VA grew from 6,092 to 6,575, a 7.93% increase and its median household income grew from $66,847 to $72,051, a 7.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in Bridgewater, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Bridgewater, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bridgewater, VA are Bridgewater College (369 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bridgewater, VA was $333,500, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Bridgewater, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bridgewater, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bridgewater, VA is home to a population of 6.58k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.02% of Bridgewater, VA residents were born outside of the country (593 people).

In 2022, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.76k people) in Bridgewater, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 183 White (Hispanic) and 183 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Bridgewater, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bridgewater, VA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bridgewater, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.76k ± 334
  2. White (Hispanic)
    183 ± 187
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    183 ± 80
5.22%
Hispanic Population
343 people

In 2022, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.76k people) in Bridgewater, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 183 White (Hispanic) and 183 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.22% of the people in Bridgewater, VA are hispanic (343 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
593 people
9.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
564 people

As of 2022, 9.02% of Bridgewater, VA residents (593 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bridgewater, VA was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    126 ± 80
  2. Korea
    123 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    30 ± 46

Bridgewater, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bridgewater, VA employs 3.15k people. The largest industries in Bridgewater, VA are Educational Services (555 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (389 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($89,063), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,214), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,583).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.15k
2022 Value
± 493
7.94%
1 Year growth
± 20.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bridgewater, VA grew at a rate of 7.94%, from 2.92k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bridgewater, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (426 people), Sales & Related Occupations (300 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (284 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bridgewater, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.15k
2022 Value
± 493
7.94%
1 Year growth
± 20.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bridgewater, VA grew at a rate of 7.94%, from 2.92k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bridgewater, VA, are Educational Services (555 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (389 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bridgewater, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bridgewater, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,659
Median earning men ± $11,247
$29,568
Median earning women ± $6,713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($78,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,661), Public Administration ($46,888), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,667).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bridgewater, VA awarded 369 degrees. The student population of Bridgewater, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 676 male students and 745 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bridgewater, VA are White (242 and 67%), followed by Black or African American (43 and 11.9%), Two or More Races (31 and 8.59%), and Hispanic or Latino (25 and 6.93%).

The largest universities in Bridgewater, VA by number of degrees awarded are Bridgewater College (369 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bridgewater, VA are General Business Administration & Management (60 and 16.3%), General Health & Physical Education (49 and 13.3%), and General Psychology (31 and 8.4%).

The median tuition cost in Bridgewater, VA for private four year colleges is $38,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Bridgewater, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,421 (47.6% men and 52.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,421 students enrolled in Bridgewater, VA, 47.6% men and 52.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 952 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bridgewater, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 60 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
369 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bridgewater College with 369 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 152 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bridgewater, VA, which is 0.7 times less than the 217 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 242 degrees mean that there were 5.63 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bridgewater, VA was $333,500 in 2022, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $279,600 to $333,500, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bridgewater, VA is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bridgewater, VA have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bridgewater, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$333,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$44,689
$1,307
Median Property Taxes
±$286

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bridgewater, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59% of the housing units in Bridgewater, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116
  2. Census Tract 115

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Household Income

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$72,051
Median Household Income
± $4,954
2.21k
Number of Households
± 418

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.21k households in Bridgewater, VA grew to $72,051 from the previous year's value of $66,847.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bridgewater, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64%)
  2. Walked (15.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.53%)

In 2022, 64% of workers in Bridgewater, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (15.2%) and those who worked at home (9.53%).

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bridgewater, VA have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Bridgewater, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bridgewater, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bridgewater, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bridgewater, VA (473 out of 4.97k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bridgewater, VA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Bridgewater, VA has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, VA see 3278 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (3385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5147 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3921 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockingham County, VA

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, VA see an average of 3,278 patients per year. This represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (3,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rockingham County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 33.9% between 18 and 34 years, 24.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.6% were men and 57.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.16%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
10.9%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bridgewater, VA grew by 4.09% from 6.88% to 7.16%.

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